Q: What car was the original Batmobile built from?

A: 1955 Lincoln Futura Concept Car

Q: What happened to the left-over Futura parts that were not used on the Batmobile? 

A: Unfortunately, most of the extra parts were thrown out. 

Q: Who created the Batmobile? 

A: Barris Kustom City  

Q: When was the Batmobile built?

A: October 1965 

Q: How long did it take to build?

A: Three weeks

Q: What is the earliest photo you have of the #1 Batmobile?

A: This photo was taken October 1965 

Q: Did the Batmobile really have a turbine engine?

A: No, it had a 390 ci V-8 

Q: How long is the Batmobile? 

A: Approximately 19 feet

Q: What is the original color of the striping on the Batmobile? 

A: Flourescent Cerise

Q: Which Batmobiles were used in the Batman TV show?

A: Primarily the #1 Batmobile, but the #4 car was seen in one episode that aired in 1967.

Q: How many Batmobiles did Barris Kustom City build? 

A: Four total in the late sixties. The #1 was made out of steel and there were three fiberglass replicas.

Q: I heard that there was a 5th replica Batmobile that was made out of steel? 

A: Yes, there was a Thunderbird that was customized by a fan in the late 60's and later obtained by George Barris. 

Q: Where is the #1 Batmobile now? 

A: Arizona, USA 

Q: Where are the original replicas?

A: They are all in private hands across the U.S. 

Q: Why are some of the original parts on the #1 missing or replaced? 

A: According to George Barris they either broke or were stolen over the years. 

Q: Was the car sold? 

A: Yes, on January 19, 2013 the car sold at auction for $4,200,000 

Q: Does the Batmobile still run?

A: Yes, and had a tune-up in December 2012. 

Q: Where can I purchase old vintage Batmobile toys or items? 

A: eBay is your best place.

Q: Where can I buy a new model version (toy, die-cast) of the 60's TV Batmobile?

A: Hot Wheels produced a line of die-casts from 2007-2013.  Polar Lights also produced a line of models in 2010 & 2011.

Q: Are there any fan-made 1:1 replica Batmobiles? 

A: Yes, over 100!. There are replicas located in the United States, Canada, Argentina, and other countries.

Q: Can I purchase a kit or a turn-key replica?

A: Yes, there are at least three companies that would sell you a kit or a turn-key. 

Q: Do you own a real Batmobile? 

A: No, but I did own a real Batcycle

Q: Have you seen the Batmobile in-person? 

A: Yes, I've seen the #1 many times and even driven the #4 car. 

Q: What was your first impression when you saw the Batmobile? 

A: WOW, what a big car! 

Q: Do you know the creator George Barris? 

A: Yes, I've been to his shop in North Hollywood many times.

Q: How long has your site been around? 

A: Since September 1999 

Q: How many visitors do you get to your website?

A: Approximately 3000 people a day

Q: How can I contact you?

A: Email me at: futura_batmobile@yahoo.com

Q: Are there any websites dedicated to the 60's Batman TV show?

A: Yes, click here!